29 September, 2021

One of the inequalities that COVID has shone a light on locally is also one of the most basic: access to food.

15 September, 2021

"I can't do anything to make a difference with climate change. I'm just one person."

It's a common phrase and in many ways very true. But once people come together in neighbourhoods and communities and really understand how their individual and collective actions affect climate change, it starts to become clearer to see exactly how we each make a difference - positive or negative.

9 August, 2021


Bristol City Council’s Impact Fund invests £5.8m into community-led initiatives for a more equitable city 

40 local charities and social enterprises will receive £5.8m over the next four years targeted towards making Bristol a more inclusive and equitable city. The funding will help many of the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 continue to address the inequalities it highlighted, with equalities-led groups and resilient partnerships a key focus. 

30 June, 2021


After years of hard work Lawrence Weston’s community-owned wind turbine is on its way, and future climate action enterprises could be easier to develop through increased support, nationally and locally, for green business.

30 June, 2021


The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities Fund has identified a relative shortfall in applications and awards to organisations in Bristol. Groups with a turnover up to £500,000 can apply for core funding grants up to £60,000 per year for three years, and develop a long-term relationship with the programme.

The Strengthening Communities Fund invests in organisations that are embedded in their neighbourhoods and working to address a wide range of local priorities to improve connections, wellbeing, resilience and cohesion.


Bristol City Council has published the latest Assets of Community Value list (20th July 2022), also known as the Community Right to Bid. Each asset has been nominated by Bristol communities, and it stays listed for five years. 

Architectural plan for residential development at former Blake Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol
19 January, 2021


A new residential development is being proposed on the site of the former Blake Centre in Lockleaze, with a mixture of Extra Care Housing for older people with care needs, and housing for younger people.

The consultation period has now begun, with public feedback from the consultation being fed into the outline planning application in March 2021, which will give more information such as the proposed use and height of buildings.

Life ring with COVID-19 support written on it
23 November, 2020


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re again going back to the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring to review the initial impacts on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations, and the development needs that appeared as a result. This formed the basis for our latest briefing paper, available to download now.

Community farm chicks
27 August, 2020


Hartcliffe Community Farm, an 11-acre site in BS13, is available for Community Asset Transfer (CAT) bids, giving community organisations the chance to manage and run the farm buildings, allotments and land as a community hub.

Bristol City Council is looking for groups and organisations with the skills and investment to maximise the site's potential, making it a countryside resource centre that benefits the community. 


Power to Change is hosting a two-day virtual festival to celebrate community businesses. 

The festival will feature examples of community businesses from across England, from sports groups and gardening groups to sustainable fashion organisations, and even running a community pub.

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 08:00 to Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 16:30


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